bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brick-chestnut hue with a thin cap that leaves mild lacing. The nose is of spices, a hint of vinegar sours and wet hay. Flavors are similar, dry malt, light sours, ginger and pie/mulling spices. The finish is spiced and just a hint of bitters. Ok winter offering, but the spice/sour combo throws this one a touch out of balance.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Brixx Greensboro. Pours brown with a thin khaki head that doesnít leave any lacing. A bit of gingerbread on the tongue. The ginger lingers a bit in the finish. Solid but not spectacular.
magsinva (844) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brixx Greensburo - pours cloudy amber with a tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, licorice, ginger, and malt. Taste is a tad sweet, astringent citrus finish. Overall, one of the better gingerbread themed holiday beers Iíve had recently.
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle--Dark red color with a small that leaves fairly quickly. Not much of an aroma at all maybe some nut and caramel. Taste is some caramel with a bit of corindar. Large amount of carbonation. Middle of the road, hoped for better. Brusin Ales.
Tac (102) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head disappears instantly, pours dark amber reddish color, aroma of some caramel, chestnut also very light notes of cinnamon and cardamom. Taste is quite sweet, slightly bitter.
Damico (2305) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber darker ginger root in color like the gingerbread intentions for the beer with a creamy white head. There is more carbonation than desired in this beer, which you can remedy with a few swirls. The aroma brings sweet tea and sour mix notes, from the spices and orange peel. The flavor brings spices, sweetness, and citrus notes on a smooth cleaner body. The carbonation settles well after all the swirling.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Barely there aroma and dark brown pour with a simple taste and minimal mouthfeel.
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maxwelldeux (2926) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Pours a very dark amber color with a pretty small head. Nose is subtle on this, but you can get some of the Christmas spices on it. Taste is too spicy for me, actually, but not by too much. Decent for the style.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Originally reviewed: 12/31/08. Pours a deep cola-like color with very little head that disappears very quickly. No retention or lacing. Seriously, is this a Pepsi?! Iím smelling a slight smoky characteristic and some chocolate, but thatís about it.
This has pretty good flavor. Chocolate, licorice, some toffee. This is like a watered-down porter...or bock. What is this? Crisp mouthfeel, good carbonation. Fair drinkability for what it is...if only I can figure that out.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tylerís, Raleigh, just before Yule. Reddish brown pour of an indistinct quality, with a medium carbonation and head, very little retention. Nose is heavy Christmas cookie and malts. Reckon thatís what they were going for, though I continue to be suspicious of these kinds of beers unless itís cold out and the beer is called Anchor. Okay, thatís unfair but there was something so depressingly anonymous and confectionary about this beer that it didnít really seem like beer to me. And the little wit notes in the finish? Not for me.